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For years Asheville has become known for its artsy vibe, great music scene, delicious food, and more. But as the city gets bigger and there is more and more to do,  it is harder to know exactly where to go in downtown Asheville. 

Summer is hot, hot, hot in Asheville, North Carolina. And we’re not just talking about the temperature. (But, actually, it is hot, so pack your sunscreen and a water bottle, y’all, and get ready for some terrific events and activities.) Here are our top suggestions for a good time.

Asheville, North Carolina is an awesome city that's definitely worth a visit! Tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is famous for its stunning natural beauty, quirky culture, and delicious food. You can explore the surrounding mountains, hike through the nearby forests, or even take a stroll around the famous Biltmore Estate. 

You need a break. You need to get away with some good friends. Asheville is the place if you live in Raleigh, Charlotte, Knoxville, Greenville, Atlanta, Charleston, or somewhere within striking distance. We’re close enough to those areas to squeeze a lot of vacation into a single getaway. But you’re not going to get it all in on one getaway.

We’re here to help. Here is your itinerary for the best weekend in Asheville. In this guide, we’re going to assume you’re arriving by late afternoon on Friday and going home on Sunday.

Asheville has become known across North Carolina for its active art scene, and this holiday season will be no exception. From street artists lining the street to live music and more, Asheville has something for everyone this holiday. 

Live performances will be a big part of Asheville’s holiday festivities, and with so many to choose from, it is hard to go wrong. In this article, we will discuss five of the most exciting holiday performances popping up around Asheville this year. 

Tickets for these shows and others may be selling quickly, so now is the time to make your plans and secure your spot at any of these amazing Asheville events!